The Guardian recently published a thorough paper, “This is humankind’s ‘great urbanisation’. We must do it right, or the planet will pay”. Written by Professor Lord Stern of Brentford and Dimitri Zenghelis who are, respectively, chair and co-head of policy at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics and Political Science, the paper focuses on the rapid urbanisation perspectives in the coming decades and its impact on climate change. >

Once this urbanisation will stop, and it will stop, it will be “much harder to undertake reform or retrofit urban infrastructure /…/ The clock is ticking. Humanity has a narrow window of time in which to plan and design its future. That opportunity must not – and need not – be squandered.

 

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